Wenger Didn't Resign, He Was Sacked By Arsenal — Wright

Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger

Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger

"But that is not enough to coach the team". Speaking back in February, Wenger insisted that he was proud of the fact that he had never broken a contract, yet that's what has happened - Wenger's deal at the Emirates wasn't due to expire until the summer of 2019 having penned a new two-year deal in May 2017. It will be all about sneaking something for them, who held Arsenal to a 0-0 draw at the London Stadium in the reverse fixture. Despite the tense nature of his relationship with Arsenal fans in recent years, Wenger is expected to get a warm reception when he begins his farewell tour on Sunday as the Gunners host West Ham. It doesn't add up.

"But Arsene can go with his head high".

Gazidis added: "It is important to me we continue the football values that Arsene has instilled in the club". "We all owe him so much". "I am loving every minute of being at Celtic from a professional perspective but also my life up here", he said.Arsenal haven't won the Premier League title since 2004 and now face a second successive campaign where they will finish outside the top four.

"I have always respected my contracts", Wenger said.

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis refused to mention specific candidates to succeed Wenger during a press conference on Friday, although he did say he wanted the club to continue to play a similar brand of football.

"I was told recently that Wenger was as stubborn, determined and energetic as ever and if he was to leave he would need to be dragged out kicking and screaming."
West Ham are in fifth place.

It's unlikely that we'll find out the exact circumstances leading up to Wenger's announcement, but Wright's theory is certainly not wholly implausible.

One thing's for sure, though: Wenger will be gone in a month's time, leaving Arsenal with the daunting task of finding a suitable replacement, a man capable of spearheading a new chapter and re-establishing the Gunners as Premier League contenders.